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Booster Club Gear
Stop by the Mercantile Shop and pick up your 2019-2020 Booster Club Apparel today!
Stop by the Oakhill Mercantile Shop today and pick up some of the new Booster Club swag for the 2019 - 2020 school year! There is a great selection; including short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, full zip jackets, and 1/4 zip pullovers! Come on in and pick up your new gear before it gets picked over, and to have for the next Panther event you attend!
When you purchase a piece of Booster Club gear you immediately become a member of Booster Club for the 2019 - 2020 school year. The proceeds from all Booster Club apparel purchases go directly to the Oakhill Booster Club and to supporting Oakhill Day School Athletics. Booster Club funds help with the purchasing of equipment for the athletic programs here at Oakhill. For example; new uniforms, ball carts, and many other items the teams need! The Oakhill Booster Club plays an important role in supporting all the athletic programs at Oakhill.
We hope you will stop on by the Mercantile Shop soon and purchase a piece of 2019 - 2020 Booster Club apparel to show your support for our Oakhill Booster Club and for our Oakhill Panthers athletic teams.
Thanks for your support of the Oakhill Booster Club and Oakhill Athletics! Your support is greatly appreciated. Hope to see lots of new gear at our upcoming home volleyball games next week!
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Join Us for Take Your Parent to PE Week on Tuesday, September 24!
Oakhill is participating in Take Your Parent to PE Week, September 23-27!
Sponsored by the Active Schools movement, Take Your Parent to PE Week is a nationwide campaign that highlights the importance of physical learning in schools and helps keep parents involved in all aspects of their child's education.
Did you know?
Schools are responsible for a lot – making sure kids are challenged academically, supported emotionally and engaged physically in a safe, nurturing environment. Studies show the link between movement and improved brain function, but when competing priorities come into play, it is often the physical aspect of education that gets deprioritized. At Oakhill, PE is a priority because active kids do better. Daily activity is crucial for kids' healthy physical, social and emotional, and academic development.
We invite you to come participate in PE class with your child to witness the fun and engaging ways we are helping your kids feel better, work together as a team, reduce anxiety, maintain focus in the classroom and develop lifelong healthy habits.
When can you come to PE?
Tuesday, September 24
PE class times for K-8:
Kindergarten | 9:45-10:15 AM
1st grade | 12:40-1:10 PM
(Alternate time for first grade may be selected due to Field Trip... Stay tuned!)
2nd grade | 12:00-12:30 PM
3rd grade | 1:15-1:45 PM
4th grade | 2:00-2:35 PM
5th grade | 10:33-11:12 AM
6th grade | 1:20-2:00 PM
7th grade | 2:05-2:45 PM
8th grade | 2:50-3:30 PM
Where do you go for PE?
Oakhill Day School Main Campus (K-3) & South Campus (4-8)
Cannot attend your child's PE class?
That's okay, Coach Ziggy will be posting a special Take Your Parent to PE Week Panther Pump Up Workout on YouTube, on Monday, September 23. We encourage you to do the workout together as a family sometime that week!
Head over to Coach Ziggy's channel to subscribe and receive notification when new videos are uploaded:
Healthy eating is part of the movement too. Attend the Farmers Market on Thursday and/or Friday, September 25 and 26 to make a healthy family dinner to commemorate the end of Take Your Parent to PE Week at Oakhill! Share your meal on social and tag in your posts using @Oakhillday and #ParentsLovePE and @ActiveSchoolsUS!
Please let us know that you plan to join us for Take Your Parent to PE Week!
Kids' Club Ignite is heading to The Haunt at Worlds of Fun and you are invited!
Please join us for our first Parents Night Out event of the school year. Each student will receive a FAST PASS so we will do every Haunt experience without having to wait hours in line. With the addition of the fast passes we will get to travel throughout each activity at the Haunt as a group so we will only enter with Oakhill students and faculty.
We will start our evening on October 4th, 6:00 PM, at the South Campus Building for a spooktacular dinner from Chick-Fil-A served with dry ice, decorations and much more to bring the Halloween spirit. After dinner, we will conquer a variety of challenges and games before leaving for The Haunt at Worlds of Fun. The students will be back to the South Campus Building in time for pick up at midnight.
This night will have everything from funny Halloween costumes, pumpkin carving challenges, Spooky dinner meal, THE HAUNT with fast passes, and much more!
We hope your student will join us by registering below! *Please note this event does have limited spots*
- Date: October 4
- Time: 6:30 PM - 12:0 AM
- Drop off and Pick Up: Oakhill South Campus Building
- Who: 5th-8th Grade Students
- Cost per Student: $150 (this covers all expenses for the evening)
Oakhill Cross Country Team has success @ Pembroke Hill Meet:
The Oakhill Day School Cross Country team is off and running with their season! This week kicked off the official start as the Panthers participated in their first meet of the season. On Monday, Oakhill competed in a Parochial League Meet @ St. Michaels the Archangel Catholic High School. Later in the week (Wednesday) the Panthers traveled down to Loose Park to take part in the Pembroke Hill Invitational.
Congratulations to our Panther runners who finished in the top 10 at the Pembroke Hill Meet:
- Addison Gerstner (5th Place Overall in the 5th/6th Girls Division) - 3rd Grade runner
- Callie Draut (8th Place Overall in the 5th/6th Girls Division)
- Ella Brown (7th Place Overall in the 7th/8th Girls Division)
- Mary Kimmerle (9th Place Overall in the 7th/8th Girls Division)
- Atticus Cowan (8th Place Overall in the 7th/8th Boys Division)
Upcoming Cross Country Meets:
- Monday, September 23rd @ St. Pius High School @ 5:00pm
- Monday, September 30th @ MO. Western State University @ 5:00pm
Hope you can make it out to cheer on your Panthers at one of their upcoming meets! On September 23rd they will be running right down the road from Oakhill @ St. Pius High School, they would love to see you there and have your support! Keep up the hard work Panthers!
Holiday Shoppe 2.0
Do you get excited about shopping events? Have you been hit by the Strawberry Swing and Maker Event movement? Then we are looking for you!
PTO wants to revamp and grow Holiday Shoppe to include a gift market with vendors for mom and dad to shop too! We are looking for a team of helpers to serve as co-chairs or be part of a team with big ideas and excitement to get this event off the ground.
Family Fun Trail Run/Walk
(hosted by the Oakhill Booster Club)
Join us at the Staley High School Cross Country Trail for family fun and fitness! Walk/Run a mile and stay for some hot cocoa, apple cider, music, fun, and games courtesy of the Oakhill Booster Club. Event shirts and concessions will be available for purchase at the event. Grab your friends and family and come out for a great evening of fun with the Oakhill community!
What is the Trail Run/Walk: The Oakhill Day School Family Fun Trail Run/Walk is a new event hosted by Booster Club and your Oakhill coaches in place of the 5k this year to promote physical fitness and wellness here at Oakhill! All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Oakhill Booster Club. The trail run/walk is a great event for children of all ages to come out and take a run/walk with family and friends. As you move along the trail you will have the opportunity to participate in a fun scavenger hunt, along with taking the coaches challenge at the fitness stops that will be placed along the way!
Who is in charge of the Trail Run: The trail run is hosted by the Oakhill Booster Club and coaches. You may contact Coach Smith with any questions regarding the event @ Kellen.Smith@oakhilldayschool.org
When is the Family Fun Trail Run/Walk: The trail run/walk will take place on Thursday, October 3rd @ 6:00pm
Where is the Trail Run/Walk being held: The trail run/walk will take place at the Staley High School Cross Country Trail on the campus of Staley High School. Booster Club is excited for the opportunity to host the Trail Run/Walk at this great course!
Who is welcome to attend: This event is open to the Oakhill community, along with friends and family members of Oakhill families. We welcome anyone who would love to join us for an evening of fun and fitness promoting wellness as a community. Grab your neighbors and come on out for a fun evening on the trail!
Registration Information: You may register for this event by visiting the Family Fun Trail Run/Walk registration page
Is there Trail Run/Walk Gear available for sale: Trail Run/Walk gear will be available for sale prior to the event, and the evening of the event (quantities may be limited so get your gear early!)
Additional Event Details
Below are some fun things to look for at the trail run!
- The Trail Run/Walk Scavenger Hunt (treat at the end for all those who complete the scavenger hunt)
- Coach Ziggy's fitness challenge stops along the trail
- Prowler the Panther (our very own Oakhill Mascot) will be on hand roaming the trail looking to take a walk with some of his Oakhill friends and family members! He is looking forward to some fun selfies along the trail!
- Fun games (tic-tac-toe, corn hole.etc) and Music
Annual Fund Kickoff
This week kicked off the 2019-2020 Annual Fund at Oakhill Day School. The Annual Fund is important to Oakhill because it covers nearly 20% of the school's operating budget that is not covered by tuition dollars. Every student and every area of the school benefits immediately from your generosity.
We want to make giving fun this year, so we have added a tuition giveaway incentive that we rolled out during Parents' Night. Be on the lookout for a bright teal envelope to hit your mailbox in the coming week. We appreciate each of you and the many ways that you support the school.
Wonder how your gifts impact the Oakhill education?
Grandparents' and Special Friends Day is coming!
Save the date for our Grandparents' and Special Friends' Days coming on September 26 and 27. We can't wait to see you this year - you can find your child's schedule HERE.
We will have picture stations set up this year at the various entrances. Instead of interrupting the teacher's program for the event, we will be in prominent spots around the campus to capture a photograph of the Grandparent/Special Friend and student. Please encourage your guests to take advantage of this awesome photo opportunity, they are truly keepsakes!
Please fill out this form to make sure we have the most accurate address to send pictures and information throughout the year and so that we can properly prepare for our guests. We appreciate your attention to this; it will save the Grandparents' time and effort at the event so that they can have the best Grandparents' and Special Friends day ever!
Earn $ through Rebate Programs!
Earn money for Oakhill while buying the things you need. See you how can support Oakhill via the Amazon Smile and Box Tops programs detailed below.
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Be sure to click AmazonSmile when you shop online to help give back to Oakhill! Get started here.
New to the Box Tops program is scanning technology! Download the Box Tops app and you can help support Oakhill. When you use the app, you can scan your store receipt and it will automatically identify Box Tops products and add them to your school's earnings. Help us reach our $1,000 goal!
Calling all Eighth Grade families - we hope to see you at High School Night!
High School Night for current 8th graders will occur on Thursday, September 26 from 6 PM to 8 PM in the St. Paul's Episcopal Day School North School Building Multi-Purpose Space.
Regardless of whether you have or have not made a decision for next school year, we encourage everyone to attend. The evening is a casual, no-pressure event that offers you and your child the opportunity to visit with representatives from all of the North and South Kansas City private high schools in one place. High School Night is set up like a career or college fair and we encourage you to stop by each of the school's booths to ask questions and receive informational materials about their school and enrollment process.
*If you plan on attending this event, RSVP with Dorothy Beckham.
Click here to see a fun video of things to look for when looking for a high school for your child(ren).
Click here to see 10 Key Questions to ask when talking with prospective high schools.
Why choose an independent private education?
By choosing an independent private education, you have the opportunity to choose a school whose philosophy, values, and teaching style fit your child. Independent private schools can also offer your family small class sizes, excellent teachers, and high academic standards.
Oakhill Day School is a place where children discover themselves as learners in a community where they feel valued and known. We invite you to learn more about the active learning that happens here!